Rodenticide stewardship on course for March decision
The need arises from a 2013 HSE ruling that products containing SGARs will be authorised in the UK only if a comprehensive stewardship programme for all users is introduced. The main aim is to minimise as far a possible the exposure of wildlife to SGARs.
The approved structure involves four Sector Groups: professional pest control (including local authorities); farming; gamekeeping; and suppliers (including amateur use). Through these groups, co-ordinated by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use, the stewardship regime is being developed for presentation in March to a designated Oversight Group made up from HSE, Defra and Department of Health officials. CRRU chairman Dr Alan Buckle reports widespread engagement in the development process from a broad range of stakeholders.
Each Sector Group under its own chairperson has drawn up plans for a range of stewardship measures and for monitoring their benefits. These plans are currently being aligned and consolidated by a Steering Group chaired by Dr Buckle. The resulting documentation will be delivered during February to HSE for distribution to all participants in the original mid-2013 HSE consultation process. It will also be available from the HSE website.
When the proposed stewardship programme is endorsed by the Oversight Group, implementation will begin immediately.
No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment
Please enter your name
Please enter your comment
Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.
Some error on your process.Please try one more time.
Membership of the EU is damaging the British farming industry, according to...
BASIS has launched an accreditation for pilots of Unmanned Aerial Systems (...
UK wheat yields have theoretical potential to more than double over the nex...
Britain’s farmers flocked to Peterborough for the first day of LAMMA’15 to ...
The crisis in the dairy industry is not the fault of supermarkets, accordin...
Transport Minister Baroness Kramer visited three rural businesses in Cheshi...
Spearheading the John Deere range of mid-size tractors from Mannheim, the n...
Regular testing for bovine TB could significantly reduce the number of infe...
Single-issue policy-making threatens to hamper, not help, the progress of U...